Demolition begins on Manny's Cheesecake building

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y.(WKTV - The building that once housed the famed Manny's Cheesecake in Utica has been demolished.

If you have a sweet tooth and you live in Utica, you're probably familiar with the long-standing business.

It was just before dawn that fire tore through Manny's Cheesecake Bakery on Thursday, destroying the nationally-known bakery that had been a Utica food landmark for the past 42 years.

Owner Richard Alpert worked in the family business since age 11.

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